*Also, she likes footnotes. Like, a LOT.
*Also, she likes footnotes. Like, a LOT.
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Life, writing, books, dragons- not necessarily in that order. Home of USA Today bestselling Fantasy author Kate Sparkes.
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March 16th, 2013 at 11:04 am
Love your blog name, even though I love a good prologue!
March 16th, 2013 at 11:07 am
Thanks! I do, too. That’s why I posted mine (or rather, this book’s)- didn’t want to waste it. It’s starting to look like it’ll be included now, anyway, but I think I’ll keep the blog title. 😉
June 14th, 2013 at 9:59 am
Prologues are fabulous, despite the hate for them!
April 25th, 2013 at 11:32 pm
Hi Kate! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. You can find the details here:
April 27th, 2013 at 8:37 am
You have been awarded with the Liebster Award. If you go to my blog and see my latest posting about the Liebster award, or click on the link to the awards (http://lmarie7b.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/leapin-liebster/) it will tell you all you need to know. Congrats!
May 1st, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Hey Kate, I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!
May 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Well, darn. Kira beat me to it. I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award too. So I guess that just means (like I said in my post) you are Super Duper Sweet. Sorry for the duplicate. Here is the post:
May 4th, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Thanks! Glad to have found you.
May 9th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
I nominated you for the Liebster award! Enjoy! 🙂 http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/liebster-blog-award-2/
May 11th, 2013 at 10:52 pm
You won the Coraline book giveaway! Check your e-mail and let me know once you receive it!
May 18th, 2013 at 2:40 am
You have been nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. Congrats! Here are the details: http://lmarie7b.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/one-post-to-thank-them-all/
May 25th, 2013 at 4:21 pm
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June 8th, 2013 at 4:56 pm
Is there anything more interesting then someone’s playground! Definitely not, madam!!
June 21st, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://forgingshadows.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/the-liebster-award/
Thanks for your great blog!
August 6th, 2013 at 2:01 am
I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you for developing an engaging blog that I enjoy reading. I have enclosed a link to The Versatile Blogger Award on my blog for your reference should you chose to accept. http://barefootediting.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/
August 18th, 2013 at 10:31 am
Your blog name pulled me in! Your words keep me here! Brilliant writing!
August 18th, 2013 at 10:34 am
So glad to have you here! 🙂
September 1st, 2013 at 2:20 am
Oh my God. Kate, I sort of just randomly happened across your blog because I liked your comment in Candace’s latest blog post. You are absolutely hilarious. I must follow your blog and I look forward to hearing more from you. Great blog, btw …
September 1st, 2013 at 7:49 am
Thanks, Dave! Pleased to meet you, and I’m glad to have you here. I’ll have to come visit your blog soon. 🙂
November 27th, 2013 at 10:04 am
Hey there, I found your blog by accident when you made a comment on Kristen Lamb’s post about thanksgiving. It is always nice to find a fellow Newf. I live in ON now but still consider myself a Newfoundlander. I’m a new follower. look forward to your posts! congrats on the book too. 🙂
November 27th, 2013 at 10:06 am
Oh, fantastic! I was born in Hamilton, ON, but married a Newf. How funny is that? Great to meet you!
June 4th, 2014 at 4:29 am
On June 4 at 3 p.m. (CDT) I am nominating your blog for the Liebster Award on my Author Facebook! Thank you for being great!
June 4th, 2014 at 7:47 am
Thanks, Shannon! 🙂
July 2nd, 2014 at 6:25 pm
Thanks very much for the follow! I’m looking forward to reading more of what your blog is all about. The cover of Bound is beautiful!
July 2nd, 2014 at 7:41 pm
Thank you! I wish I could take credit for it. 🙂
September 11th, 2014 at 3:04 pm
I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you’d like to accept (it’s completely optional, of course), the details can be found here: http://lorilmaclaughlin.com/2014/09/11/the-versatile-blogger-award. Happy blogging!
September 19th, 2014 at 4:42 pm
Hi Kate! I enjoy reading your blog and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Please click the link to get the details and happy blogging!
June 22nd, 2015 at 9:10 am
I’ve just nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. If you’re interested, all the information is in in my post here (https://princessofdragons.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/creative-blogger-award/). If not, feel free to ignore this. Loving the current A to Z!
September 15th, 2016 at 12:44 pm
Hi Kate, I think we lost touch when I changed my blog from Jade Reyner (pen name – Jade’s Jungle) to AnnMarie Wyncoll, real name. I have just found you again and I want to say HUGE congratulations on the success that you have achieved so far. I also want to say how much I love your covers! I have decided to self-publish again and this time it’s a totally different trilogy – hoping to get the first book out in January. Your story and your success has always been an inspiration to me and I am so glad that I found you again. What age are your books suitable for incidentally?
September 15th, 2016 at 3:57 pm
Yes, totally lost track of you there! So nice to reconnect! I’ve been horrible about finding time for blog reading lately.
I usually say ages 15+ for the Bound trilogy, but I know eleven and twelve year olds who have read it. It depends on the reader, really. There’s no explicit sex, but there is sex. There’s no drawn-out, graphic violence, but there is violence and blood. Mature YA, basically.
Into Elurien is new adult, so it’s a bit sexier. Not erotica, but I’d say 16+ minimum.
September 15th, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Yes, great to be back in touch! Thanks for the age info, my eldest is 13yrs (going on 21yrs!) so I may look into your books for him – perhaps he needs to be a bit older though. I’ll definitely bear them in mind and as I said, I love the covers 🙂
September 15th, 2016 at 4:19 pm
I told my son that he had to wait until her was thirteen. He’s eleven now… he’ll probably wear me down my twelve. 🙂